Valsa George


When Death Comes - Poem by Valsa George

When Death resolutely comes
At any time with his deadly summons

Tarry not like a galley slave
But like a courteous warrior behave

Do not waver and do not droop
As if you are to be hung on a loop

Never dread lying under the dust
With movement stilled and voice hushed

Know, it is only when seeds rot
That fresh and florid lives sprout

So when it is time to go
Strut like an indomitable foe,

With swinging hands and head held high
To be welcomed by angels of the sky

With the music of clanging cymbals
And the rising rhythm of sounding trumpets

Into a kingdom, bright and cheerful
And a state far radiant and blissful

Where the sun shall never set
Where blessed souls joyously meet

Where Truth and Beauty preside
Where peace and bliss abide

Ousted out of terrestrial space
You are enfolded into God’s sweet embrace


Poet's Notes about The Poem

A poem written in response to Joseph Anderson's poem- Dark Side Of Tomorrow! I know it is easy to be said than done!

Comments about When Death Comes by Valsa George

  • Gold Star - 29,943 Points Akhtar Jawad (3/15/2015 11:51:00 PM)

    So when it is time to go
    Strut like an indomitable foe,
    With swinging hands and head held high
    To be welcomed by angels of the sky
    An impressive message. (Report) Reply

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  • Silver Star - 3,605 Points Md Asadullah (3/20/2014 10:52:00 PM)

    Uplifting words, Death is biggest truth, each and every living must face it, And if one faces death boldly hoping for the best it becomes easy to face it. (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 700 Points Sreelekha Premjit (3/14/2014 2:35:00 AM)

    death is a welcome friend.. thanks for this wonderful write (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 700 Points Sreelekha Premjit (3/14/2014 2:35:00 AM)

    death is a welcome friend.. thanks for this wonderful write (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 4,653 Points Patricia Grantham (3/13/2014 8:32:00 AM)

    This poem is written with such uplifting words and powerful
    thoughts. One must not be afraid of death for it is where we
    pass unto life and into a new beginning. It is how we live on
    earth and coexist with other humans that will determine our fate.
    Death is a summons that we will all be handed. I would rather
    be a courteous warrior/smile. Well done and aptly stated. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 152 Points Muhammad Ali (3/12/2014 10:27:00 AM)

    It is a fantasy, i think. And so, i hope that life should not be a fantasy to treat... We should care the living ones before death comes, mine or yours. Best wishes: -) (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 9,831 Points Amitava Sur (3/10/2014 8:33:00 PM)

    A lovely imagery for a new house to stay after death, where there is no misery only love peace and emancipation.... loved it (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 144 Points Rubab Atwal (3/10/2014 9:30:00 AM)

    a poem with a deep message...an amazing write... (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 1,258 Points Shahzia Batool (3/10/2014 1:06:00 AM)

    The transition and shifting from this small world to that of Eternity becomes an easy passage for those who stay connected to God and have been waiting for the time to come, and this waiting is defined and described as a period of life in which we work for the good and against the evil...if we believe that He watches us, guides us, listens to us and we are about to return to Him then as you have said: Tarry not like a galley slave
    But like a courteous warrior behave

    Do not waver and do not droop
    As if you are to be hung on a loop....

    A poem to be framed that one might turn to it as a constant reminder and guidance...
    regards! (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 14,840 Points * Sunprincess * (3/9/2014 9:27:00 PM)

    .......you penned a masterpiece....an unforgettable write....a great message....not my favourite theme....but it's a message everyone needs to read....thanks for penning this one... (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 753 Points Mike Barrett (3/8/2014 1:27:00 PM)

    Hi Valsa, beautiful write....a 10 on 10 from me. Cheers! (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 8,906 Points Khairul Ahsan (3/8/2014 7:24:00 AM)

    Your poem comes to me as a light of inspiration.
    'Tarry not like a galley slave
    But like a courteous warrior behave' - True, but for this you need preparations, spanning lifetime, perhaps.
    'Never dread lying under the dust
    With movement stilled and voice hushed' - The dread will disappear only when you have achieved your destined Mission and served the purpose of life well.
    'Where Truth and Beauty preside
    Where peace and bliss abide
    ..................................................
    Ousted out of terrestrial space
    You are enfolded into God’s sweet embrace' - Very inspiring, but before that we ought to earn God's Blessings by being fair and just in our conduct, kind and compassionate in our dealings with fellow human beings and birds and animals and upholding and safeguarding others' right of living amicably and peacefully.
    Very inspirational poem,10/10.
    I guess, you might have missed reading my poem 'My Friend', written on a somewhat similar note. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 45 Points Mary Amrutha (3/8/2014 7:18:00 AM)

    True lines....great work (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 1,583 Points Musfiq Us Shaleheen (3/7/2014 12:58:00 AM)

    Oh! God how much credence I grasp from you! !
    Benevolence - Amour-Inspiration!
    Time and tide hasten so zippy-
    my devotion should be ended very soon

    - a great poem...........10/10 (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 1,831 Points Jasbir Chatterjee (3/6/2014 11:55:00 PM)

    I simply loved this poem, especially the spirit of going away in style, with head held high! (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 5,219 Points Rajesh Thankappan (3/6/2014 9:52:00 AM)

    A gem of a poem. I too hope death is not the end of everything but only a renewed beginning.10/10 for sure ma'am. (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 1,393 Points Tajudeen Shah (3/5/2014 8:45:00 PM)

    The science behind this thought is a tint of fear, though. Even the most valorous on this mighty, blessed planet would sure throb all over when the first rustle of the leveler waves over. The blessed poet's view is justified to the core for those who are rather timid. It serves the purpose of instilling confidence of an enduring reality. Wonderful. God Bless. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 7,710 Points Tirupathi Chandrupatla (3/5/2014 5:06:00 PM)

    People retire when the time is reached. Death is no different. Live the life right to face death with ease. Nice poem. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 16,652 Points Deepak Kumar Pattanayak (3/5/2014 11:21:00 AM)

    Again a great piece on death.......Valsa.......and as if death vanquished by this lovely piece....superb write (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 781 Points V P Mahur (3/4/2014 2:01:00 PM)

    Dear Valsa
    this poem brings a great moral for those who are afraid of death
    greatly written
    Thanks
    Plz read my poems and give your views about them
    to I have seen a new field while submitting my new poem
    It Is About Poem
    what must be written in this field because i am unable to submit my poems today
    plz help me (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Poem Edited: Tuesday, March 4, 2014


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